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The Shoe

by Luisa Gillies about a month ago in surreal poetry
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The tale of a spurned shoe

The Shoe
Photo by Christian Roßwag on Unsplash

Oh, wax me all over, please! Make me

look new, for my screw

has come loose and my sole

has turned blue. I'm wanted

by many—oh, their huge, great big

feet! The last one was Richard—

He called me a treat. He

bought me with money, and—

wearing a grin—he undid my

laces and—yes!—fit right in!

But then—when he was done—when

all my strings were attached!—my

tongue was too loose, he said—

yes! He said, oh, my dear,

dear! we're mismatched. And so now

he's moved on—but I'll tell you,

right now!—that—as rumour

has it—her mother's a cow.

surreal poetry

About the author

Luisa Gillies

Hi! I'm Luisa.

I write short stories and poetry.

I'm really keen to hear feedback on my work, so please feel free to share your thoughts!

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